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Linemen demonstrate their skills and commitment 24/7 am a huge fan of “Star Wars” movies. They have it all: lots of action, great characters and awesome special effects. But when I watch the latest “Star Wars” film, I don’t think about how many people and months of effort it took to make all that happen. Frankly, I’m not interested. I just want to be entertained. You might feel the same way about your electric service. You flip a switch and expect your lights and appliances to spring into action. How your electric cooperative makes that happen may not have ever entered your mind. But this month I encourage you to take a few moments to think about it, as electric cooperatives in Mississippi and throughout the country observe National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 10. Electricity comes to a substation in your area through high-voltage power lines (the ones on tall towers). The local linemen’s job is to build and maintain a safe, reliable network of power lines to deliver the electricity from the substation to your electric meter. The job demands extraordinary safety knowledge and awareness—and a strong commitment to service. A lineman’s job centers on: • doing what it takes to keep your electric service on every hour of the day and night; • responding immediately to power outages, regardless of the weather conditions or day of the week; and • returning home safely when the job is done. You might not consider power lines to be a thing of beauty, but the linemen who build them do. A well-constructed power line is a source of pride for electric cooperative crews, and a testament to their special skills. Some of the linemen involved in rebuilding destroyed power lines after Hurricane Katrina told us they took the destruction personally. The hurricane wiped out years of their hard work in just a matter of hours. But such is the life of a lineman. Everyone who chooses utility line work as a career knows that

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On the cover Tim and Norene Martin, with son Damon, go for a stroll along Bethlehem Loop Road, in Walthall County. Scenic country roads abound in Mississippi, judging from our readers’ contributions to this month’s “Picture This” feature. Find a selection of their photos on pages 24-25.

rebuilding what storms rip down is a routine part of the job. The demands of the job can be tough, but most any lineman will tell you how the trust and friendships they share with crew members make the work easier, safer and more enjoyable. ••• Think you might want to become a lineman or know someone who might? Do you know a high school senior wondering what to do after graduation? You can learn about careers in Mississippi’s electric utility sector in the My Opinion Mississippi Energy InstiMichael Callahan tute’s Get on the Grid webExecutive Vice President/CEO site, GetontheGridms.com. Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi is a supporter of MEI and its valuable online resource, which also includes information about careers in advanced manufacturing. Energy and manufacturing provide jobs for more than 150,000 skilled workers in Mississippi, and many more workers are needed. These jobs pay well, yet most of them do not require a college degree. Get on the Grid’s website outlines the training and skills that job applicants need to have before they apply for positions. It even offers tips for successful job interviews and salary ranges for specific jobs. The website also provides links to training programs at community colleges throughout the state. Get on the Grid is a partner of MississippiWorks.org, a program of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. You can find links to utility job openings throughout Mississippi and the region at MississippiWorks.org.

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East Mississippi Electric member Libba Dudley, of Scooba, photographed a brilliant early-spring sunrise making silhouettes of bare trees lining a rural Kemper County road. Our next “Picture This” reader photo theme will be Mississippi Morning. Get details on page 19.

Mississippi is Where else in the world can you leave home at daybreak and play all day and come back home at dark-30? Where else in the world can you play 75 innings in a baseball game and still have energy to play hide-and-seek? Where else in the world would your playmates be your first cousins, your second cousins, your third cousins? Where else in the world could you make earrings out of fireflies? Where else in the world has the best water that comes not from a bottle but the water hose? Where else in the world did you learn not to be the first one to drink from the water hose? Where else in the world could you not wait until vacation Bible school cookies and Kool-Aid? Where else in the world would you have grandparents named Big Momma and Big Daddy? Where else in the world would you learn the way of life God, family and work? Where else in the world would you have such precious memories? They say Mississippi is like nowhere else in the world and I agree. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to live nowhere else in this world. — Beverly Corder, Algoma I am 87 years old. I was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in Grapeland, Miss., between Benoit and Greenville. There is a spot where the one store was. But this is home. I love it. — Dixie Shaffer, Boyle

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Covington County grower Willis Thames touts the commercial potential of the native mayhaw berry By Debbie Stringer Willis Thames is happy to talk about the mayhaw jelly he produces—but not because he aims to sell more jars. He wants to encourage others to plant mayhaw trees to take advantage of a growing market. “You would not believe the demand for the mayhaw berries and juice and trees,” Thames said. The tart berries are not eaten fresh but processed into other products, such as jellies, jams, syrup, punch and wine. Some companies are seeking the juice to flavor products such as ice cream and alcoholic beverages, according to the Louisiana Mayhaw Association. Though mayhaw jelly is nothing new to southerners, who enjoy it

smeared on hot biscuits, appreciation for its fruity flavor seems to be spreading beyond the region. “Mayhaw jelly is starting to be known outside the South. [Sales] are growing unbelievably, especially around Christmas,” Thames said. Commercial mayhaw production has been spurred in part by aggressive marketing efforts and research into the cultivation and use of the mayhaw berry. The mayhaw tree is a thorny hawthorn found in swamps and river bottoms across the deep South. In the past, collecting wild mayhaw berries meant using nets to scoop them from the water. “I’ve always been interested in growing anything, and I’ve always loved mayhaws,” Thames said. “But growing up, there were just a couple of places around here that you could find them and gather them—if you could get permission to get on the place.” Through the efforts of researchers, mayhaw trees have moved from the swamps into backyards and orchards, like Thames’. “Probably 30 years ago, there was a handful of people who liked mayhaws and wanted to try to get them going

[in orchards],” he said. New grafted cultivars enable orchard owners to select for the characteristics they want, such as blooming time, thorns or thornless, and berry color. A few named hybrids have been developed for commercial production. Commercial mayhaw orchards can be found from Texas to Georgia, yet only about a half-dozen exist in Mississippi, all in the southern counties. “Overall, growing fruit is a demanding endeavor and one that the grower must commit to with good

“You would not believe the demand for the mayhaw berries and juice and trees.” —Willis Thames management,” said Dr. Eric T. Stafne, associate extension/research professor and fruit crops specialist at the University of Mississippi. “Mayhaws are native in our region, so they grow well, but they do require time and care,” Stafne said. “The only problem as far as disease or insects that I have is what they call quince rust. There’s no cure for it but the prevention is easy,” Thames said. He begins spraying the trees with a fungicide just before the first blooms emerge in late February. A member of Southern Pine Electric, Thames is the owner of Big Swamp Creek Farm, near Seminary. Five generations of his family, including his Willis Thames’ mayhaw orchard is a retirement hobby that grew into a business. He produces mayhaw jelly for wholesale customers in south Mississippi and has begun grafting mayhaw trees for commercial purposes. The mayhaw berries, left, may be red, orange or yellow, depending on the variety of the tree.


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Thames uses a bladder press to extract juice from the mayhaw berries. The green nylon bag allows the juice to pass through while trapping the pulp. Once strained, the juice will be frozen until it is processed into jelly.

own three children, have lived in this area of Covington County. Thames planted his first 15 mayhaw trees to enjoy as a retirement hobby. “I was thinking I needed something to do when I retired, so I just kept planting and planting. Actually, now it’s more than a hobby,” he said. His orchard peaked at some 600 trees before Hurricane Katrina destroyed about a quarter of the orchard in 2005. When he advertised his mayhaw products, people from across Mississippi and Louisiana responded. “I could not believe how many people were calling from everywhere, wanting juice or jelly or berries. The next

year, I didn’t advertise and I still got calls,” Thames said. The farm’s fiveacre orchard now consists of some 300 trees in 10 wild varieties. With the help of his wife Vivian, who passed away recently, Thames has produced as much as 9,000 pounds of berries. She enjoyed keeping the orchard and farm mowed, and growing vegetables. Thames hasn’t sold berries for the past two years, choosing instead to make jelly despite repeated requests for large orders of juice. Shoppers can find his Big Swamp Creek brand of mayhaw jelly, or a private-label version, at some 20 retailers across south Mississippi. “We probably sell 400 cases a year, something like that,” he said. The mayhaw berries start ripening in April and continue through May. Using a long pole, Thames knocks the ripened berries from the limbs onto a tarp stretched across a frame of PVC pipe. It’s not the best arrangement, he concedes; harvesting berries efficiently is a challenge for small family farms that can’t afford the costly equipment used by large tree-fruit producers.

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The harvested berries are sorted, washed and stored in a walk-in freezer. Freezing softens the berries, making them easier to squeeze, and boosts their juice production. In a kitchen devoted to jelly making, Thames loads the berries into a bladder press to extract the juice. After straining, the juice is frozen in gallon containers until needed for jelly. A jelly-making sessions begins with boiling the thawed juice with sugar and pectin in a large electric kettle. Once poured into hot, clean jars, the jelly is left to gel for two days before delivery to the farm’s wholesale customers. Thames plans to have grafted mayhaw trees ready for sale beginning in the late fall. He recently erected a 22-by-96-foot high-tunnel greenhouse to shelter some 2,000 seedling trees he bought for grafting. The seedlings grow in plastic pots for a year before Thames grafts them with help from his son Chris. Grafting a seedling takes the guesswork out of predicting its bloom time, berry color and other characteristics when mature. “I like to graft them so I know exactly what they will make,” he said. Thames is grafting some of the newer mayhaw varieties that bloom and produce berries later in the spring, making them suitable for areas prone to late spring frosts. What he’d like to do, he admits, is sell only grafted trees and juice. “But every time I mention this to our [jelly] customers, they just go berserk,” he said. For information on all aspects of commercial mayhaw production, visit the Louisiana Mayhaw Association on the web at mayhaw.org. LMA is hosting its 22nd annual Mayhaw Conference on April 8 in Alexandria, La. Willis Thames can be reached by email at BigSwampFarm@aol.com or by phone at 601-722-4612.

Thames looks over mayhaw trees fully loaded with berries, left, in his Covington County orchard. His mayhaw jelly carries the Big Swamp Creek Farm label, right, or may be sold under a private label. Photos: Dara Stockman


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1927 flood left behind more than memories ow we managed to pick cold days on which to shoot video outdoors this year is beyond me. We only had a dozen really cold days this winter. Well, we shivered through half of them videoing the spring season of “Mississippi Roads” for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. I wore my long, black heavy coat and gloves in the Vicksburg National Military Park. Looked all over for my gloves. They were in the pockets. Coincidentally, the last time we shot in the park it was cold and I wore that same outfit. It even snowed a little on us that day. As I was leaving the house I told Miz Jo people would think the Vicksburg park was the coldest place in the South if all they had to go by was our “Mississippi Roads” shows. We wrapped up shooting at Grenada. Thank goodness it had warmed up by then. As we were setting up in the park just below the Visitors Center and just above the swimming beach at Grenada Lake, I did a little calculating and realized this is the 90th anniversary year of the occasion that called for the creation of Grenada Dam, as well as the other flood control dams in north Mississippi. This is the 90th Mississippi anniversary of Seen the Great Misby Walt Grayson sissippi River Flood of 1927. Although not built until the 1950s, the lakes were proposed after the flood. On April 21, 1927, the Mississippi River levee broke a few miles above Greenville at Stops Landing, near Scott. As I read the accounts, 1926 into 1927 was a very wet year all over the nation. In spring of 1927 there were numerous breaks on the Mississippi River levees from one end of the river to the other. Some were due to the high water. But other breaks were made by people who, attempting to relieve the pressure on their own levee, crossed the river and dynamited the levee on the opposite side. I was born in Greenville just a couple of decades, plus a few years, after the

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Grenada, Sardis, Enid and Arkabutla lakes were all created because of a series of floods in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, capped 90 years ago by the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927. They not only hold back a lot of water that doesn't need to be in the Delta, but also offer some of the best fishing in the nation. Photo: Walt Grayson

flood. People were still talking about the 1927 flood well into my childhood. My uncle, who ran a dairy farm, was an endless source of stories about the flood, from having to park his car on the levee to my aunt coming downstairs and swimming in the living room of their house. When I was a teenager, in an attempt to squeeze a little more space out of our house, Daddy recruited me to help him tear out a chimney no longer used. Behind the chimney, we found dried mud up to the 4- or 5-foot level inside the wall. Daddy was puzzled for a minute and then realized it was deposited there during the 1927 flood. Great changes came to the federal government because of that flood. The magnitude of the disaster was so extensive, virtually over the entire length of the Mississippi River, that people for the first time turned to the federal government to fix things. From what I understand, President Coolidge didn’t do anything. Therefore, his head of flood relief operations,

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Herbert Hoover, won the White House in 1928. The 1927 flood is credited with many things, from the beginning of the black migration out of the Delta to northern cities to the start of unchecked growth of big government. One other thing it did was to give us some pretty lakes at the edge of the hills in north Mississippi—so my aunt would

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Reliving the way it was years ago hy some of us are drawn to step back and relive—if only in a pretend fashion—the way life was in distant days is at best uncertain. Perhaps it is curiosity, wondering if we could have made it through the living minus modern contrivances. Perhaps it is simple intrigue. Maybe a thirst for the knowledge of how things were done. Regardless, there is a grand lure for many to revisit the past. This is evidenced by gatherings of like-minded individuals seeking those phantom-like rewards of experiencing. Rendezvous is the common name given to such events. These are scattered across the U.S., some given by Tony Kinton to one specific era and some to other spots in history. Mississippi is no exception; rendezvouses are held here. One popular venue is Natchez, and the rendezvous there typically begins the first weekend in November and runs for 10 days. It encompasses any timeframe up to 1840, so this easily embraces the long hunter and mountain man—18th to early Socializing, top photo, is a big part of rendezvous. Matt Avance, lower left, of Tennessee Valley Muzzleloaders in Natchez, takes a shot on the muzzleloader range. Success 19th centuries. Participants are expected in the tomahawk throw, lower right. Photos: Tony Kinton to employ the clothing and implements Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 Natchez. Matt and his staff produce a common to the era they elect to portray, years. His newest book, “Rambling Through Pleasant long list of handsome and functional and one weekend of the two involved is Memories,” is now available. Order from Amazon.com or open to spectators. It is the perfect oppor- muzzleloading firearms from all eras, and Kinton’s website: www.tonykinton.com. TVM is a viable source of information tunity to see history come alive. regarding events such as the rendezvous. This year there was a first effort So if you are interested in acquiring a toward spring rendezvous. Dubbed the very fine muzzleloader or if you simply Cold Foot, it was held the second weekneed information regarding events, conend of February but was anything but tact Matt or his staff on the web at cold. In fact, it was for the most part warm. The Hill was its location and is the www.tennesseevalleymuzzleloading.com, location for the November get-together as tennesseevalleymuzzloading@gmail.com or 601-445-5482. well, a grand setting of loess bluffs out Even though I was too often burdened near the airport just north of Natchez. with the camera and notepad while at While a great many individuals are Cold Foot, I did manage to shoot the responsible for organizing and implemuzzleloader range once and enjoy camp menting the Natchez rendezvouses, one for two evenings. It was a most rewarding who surfaces regularly is Matt Avance. experience. Matt owns Tennessee Valley The accompanying photos will tell the Muzzleloaders (TVM). Once housed in story better than words. Corinth, TVM is now located in

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Books everywhere, but which one shall I read? hen summer comes ‘round I ask Dawn, my oldest daughter, to send me her list of books. She is an avid reader and we normally like the same type of book. Primarily nonfiction. One summer I had read a whole chapter before her deception hit me like a splash of Clorox in my eye. My jester daughter had out jested me. I was reading the first vampire book that kicked off the contemporary craze. There have been other vampire fads in the past. This last one had a television show about those weird folks who must drink blood to stay alive. About the book Dawn sent: Naturally, I had to know what would happen next; therefore, I completed my one and only vamp book. I hate to admit I couldn’t put it down, so I never picked up another one. This intro today is to intrigue those who enjoy reading nonfiction, but lack of time obstructs this wonderful hobby. Most women are obligated to clean their house. Things like washing clothes, cooking (unless you are one who eliminated this chore from your list), shuffling dust around, emptying trash cans, picking up scattered magazines and shoes and all the other stuff ... oh, and cleaning out refrigerators is next to the worst. The worst is bathrooms. They should have stayed outside where they belong. A friend said to me, “Let’s start a book club! Meet monthly at your house. Choose books that will educate and encourage and make us smile, and impact our lives.” My eyes widened. “Here? Every month?” “Sure,” she said. “You have a large country-style dining table, and all you need is a pot of coffee and bottles of

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water. Your table won’t stain. We won’t need coasters so we can relax and spill our coffee and water without a gasp. Keep an old towel nearby and an extra set of clothes—just in case.” I sat still as a mouse and stared at her while the idea sank into my tiny brain. As I thought about the suggestion, excitement began to wash over me. This was the answer. Each person will choose her own book: nonfiction or highly rated functional fiction, and critique it when it is her turn. The club members will advance their intelligence and become inspired, go out into the world and influence others to read instead of watching all the craziness that has been on television for years. Especially this past year. Grin ‘n’ Lucedale ladies will become Bare It educated in a variety of crucial by Kay Grafe topics we had considered too advanced, or were too busy cleaning refrigerators to read books by outstanding world-class authors. Eight years ago this month we began with five ladies. We asked more than five, but they were occupied with trivial pursuits, or those that were highly functional or committed to the church, at the particular time slot we had chosen. The Lord is much more important. We have, however, had many critiques given about outstanding evangelists who contributed to the Christian religion. We meet the first Thursday every month, except July. Today we have 12 smiling, intelligent, inspired members.

And we would be overjoyed to add others. Mr. Roy will be willing (I think) to extend the dining table with his talented hands, though he might need Randy or Anthony (fantastic carpenters) to correct his mistakes. The Golden Pages Book Club member’s names will remain anonymous for the simple reason that people would follow them around to get their autographs. The members have their own secret talents that inspire and influence when they are having a simple noneducational conversation with friends. Shazam! Within minutes everyone in hearing distance will have raised their IQ by several points. As a thank-you for reading my column, I can ask our inspired members to vote you in. There is only one restriction: No political discussions allowed. Kay Grafe is the author of “Oh My Gosh, Virginia.” To order, send name, address, phone number and $16.95, plus $3.50 S&H to Kay Grafe, 2142 Fig Farm Road, Lucedale, MS 39452.

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Cowboy Beans 1 lb. ground beef 3 small onions, diced 3 cans red kidney beans, drained 3 cans pork and beans 3 cans white beans, drained

1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 Tbsp. bacon drippings 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 3 Tbsp. yellow mustard

Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Combine meat, beans and remaining ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Chili-Lime Southwestern Wraps ½ cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. chili powder 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained

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In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice and chili powder. Stir in chicken, tomatoes with green chilies, beans, corn and cilantro. Spoon mixture into each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and cut in half. Secure with raffia, if desired. Can make the filling a day ahead and store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to make the wraps.

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What’s an anniversary celebration without good food? Fords Creek Baptist Church, in Poplarville, is observing its 125th anniversary this year with the release of its fourth cookbook, “Heavenly Delights.” The church began in a one-room log cabin that doubled as a school and was lighted by kerosene lanterns. The current building, pictured on the cover of the cookbook, includes a sanctuary that seats 180. “Our cookbook contains 237 recipes, from quick to everyday meals to more detailed Louisiana recipes and down-home cooking from Mississippi,” church member Marie Burge said. The cookbook is dedicated to Lenora Smith, who at age 96 is the congregation’s oldest and most active member for the past 76 years. Proceeds from cookbook sales will help fund a new sound system for the church. “Heavenly Delights” can be ordered for $25, including postage, or picked up locally for $20. Orders with checks payable to the church can be mailed to Fords Creek Baptist Church, 2578 Fords Creek Road, Poplarville, MS 39470.

Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake 1 (8-oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, chopped 1 cup butter, softened 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs ½ cup chocolate syrup 2 tsp. vanilla extract

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2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. baking soda 1⁄8 tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk Powdered sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 325 F. Microwave chocolate baking squares in a microwave-safe bowl at high for 1 minute and 15 seconds, stirring at 15-second intervals. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time. Stir in melted chocolate, chocolate syrup and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, or ice with Mexican Chocolate Sauce (recipe at right).

4 (¾-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil ¼ cup diced onion 1 rib celery, sliced 16 oz. tomato sauce

1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked 1 ½ cups water 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. dried basil

Brown pork chops in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from skillet and set aside. Saute onion and celery over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, rice, water, brown sugar, salt and basil. Top with pork and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

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Where our members have the power CEO’s message

Our mission and member focus remain unchanged Hello! I’m Ron Barnes and I am honored to be writing my first monthly column as the CEO of Coast Electric. While I might be new to this job, I am not new to our cooperative. I’ve been a proud part of the Coast Electric family now for 21 years, serving as your Vice President of Marketing, Member Services and Public Relations. I have met many of you throughout the years at our Annual Meeting and community events, and I am looking forward to getting to know even more of you in my new role as CEO. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what my vision is for Coast Electric and why I think it’s important for you to understand what it means to be a member. You probably hear us use the word member instead of customer, and you might be wondering what that’s about. Is there a difference? What does being a member mean to you in a practical sense? First of all, Coast Electric is a not-forprofit company. That means that our decisions are not profit-driven, they are people-driven. We are governed by a board that is made up of members and elected by members like you. That means your friends and neighbors are our board members. If a storm damages a line and your power is out, it means they might be in the dark too. They pay the same rates you do and benefit from the same programs and services you do. Cooperatives treat all members equally, and that means not only do you have the same benefits

our board members have, but you get to vote for the board members who represent you. I think that’s a pretty good system for ensuring fair treatment for Ron Barnes ratepayers. President and CEO What’s my vision for the future of our co-op? I think our leaders have laid a strong foundation for the past 80 years, and I want to build on that. Here are the things you can expect from Coast Electric and our employees: • We want to provide you with reliable and affordable electric service. • We want highly-trained, professional and friendly employees to serve you and we want to be responsive to your needs. • We will continue to work to improve the quality of life in our communities— through economic development, by giving back to those we serve through volunteerism and through environmental stewardship. • We want to foster an environment of open communication with you. Our doors are always open for your comments and suggestions. The co-op system works best when members are involved, so we are asking you to be involved. Thank you for supporting me and your co-op during this transition. I believe we have a bright future and I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

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As you get to know Ron, you will realize that the values he upholds as the leader of your cooperative are also important to him in his roles as a husband, father and citizen of South Mississippi. Ron is an active leader in our community, having served in such positions as Community Foundation board chairman, Gulf Coast Chamber board member, Leadership Gulf Coast board chairman and United Way of South Mississippi board chairman, among many others. If you ask Ron what motivates him to lead, he will never mention trophies or awards, even though he has quite a few. Instead, he will talk to you about service to others and his desire to make the quality of life better for his fellow South Mississippians.

 Recognition Being a dedicated community leader means that Ron has received many accolades for his efforts. Some of his honors include: • Being inducted into the Roland Weeks Community Leaders Hall of Fame • Being named a Top 10 Business Leader Under 40 • Receiving the Silver Beaver Award from the Pine Burr Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America • Receiving our country’s Gold Medal Presidential Volunteer Service Award • Professional Achievement Award, Public Relations Association of Mississippi.

 Lagniappe • Ron is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and is an active alumnus. • He is a longtime member and has served in various leadership roles at Heritage United Methodist Church. • Ron and his wife, Angel, have four children: Amy, Hayley, Emily and Taylor.

Offices closed for Good Friday Coast Electric offices will be closed Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday. Dispatchers will remain on duty and crews will be on call throughout the holiday weekend. If you experience an outage, please call 877-769-2372 or use our free CE on the Go mobile app for instantaneous outage reporting. We wish you and your family a blessed holiday weekend.



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Coast Electric sends local students to Youth Leadership Workshop The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi held its 31st Annual Youth Leadership Workshop Feb. 2224 in downtown Jackson. Each year, approximately 1,000 of Mississippi’s brightest students vie for the opportunity to attend the three-day workshop in the state capital through their local electric cooperative. This year was the largest group to date with 83 students in attendance. Allie Estorge of Gulfport High School, Victoria Feazelle of Hancock High School, Richard Springer of St. Patrick High Catholic High School and Jayde Toncrey of D’Iberville High School were selected to represent Coast Electric Power Association. Leadership and team building are the themes of the workshop. The students heard speeches from a variety of motivational speakers including Pastor Terry Rhodes, had a photo session and breakfast with their state legislators, and toured the state Capitol. This hands-on learning experience is designed to provide the students a first-hand look at leadership and state government. Gov. Phil Bryant has been a strong supporter of the program since he has been in office. He spoke to the group during a luncheon at the Old Capitol Inn. “I never dreamed that there would be a great oppor-

tunity for me to serve in government, and I certainly never dreamed that I would one day be governor,” Bryant said. “The No. 1 responsibility of government is public safety, and I encourage you to stay in Mississippi and work with us in maintaining a quality place to live and work.” During the legislative breakfast, students visited with their state legislators and discussed important issues that affect their local communities. The breakfast is highly supported by the state legislature as exhibited by the attendance. Before they toured the state Capitol, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke to the students. Reeves encouraged the students to “dream big, make a plan to achieve that dream and then work hard to achieve it.” Reeves explained that when running for the treasurer's election (his first run for public office) no one thought he could win because of his inexperience. He had never held any public office, unlike his opponents. Yet he decided to run, despite the advice from others. “For someone such as myself, who loves economics and finance, and also loves government and politics, there was no better position for me,” he said. “What I know about every one of you is that you are

Jayde Toncrey, Victoria Feazelle, Richard Springer and Allie Estorge visited the state Capitol during the Youth Leadership Workshop. They were able to visit with their legislators and see them at work making laws for the state of Mississippi.


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“This program challenges the students to use their skills to make a positive impact in their schools and communities.” – Ron Barnes President and CEO Ron Stewart, senior vice president for the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi. “Their leadership skills are evident by the recognition they have received and their accomplishments in school and community activities. These outstanding students are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and display a unique ability to use the power of teamwork to motivate others to become involved. Additionally, we are grateful to the board and management of Coast Electric for their commitment and support of this worthwhile program.” Coast Electric is a proud sponsor of the program. “As an organization with a commitment to the comMississippians, you are young and you are munities we serve, we understand the importance of providing motivated to do some great things in your life.” leadership opportunities to our young people,” said Ron Barnes, While visiting the Capitol, the group was able to watch their President and CEO at Coast Electric. “This program challenges legislators at work from the galleries of the House and Senate, the students to use their skills to make a positive impact in their and were once again able to talk one-on-one with their senators schools and communities.” and representatives. In June, the students will travel with the youth group to At the workshop, the students participated in a range of leaderWashington, D.C. The seven-day trip will include visits to all of ship development activities aimed at motivating students for the the popular monuments and memorials, as well as meetings with future, with an emphasis on teamwork and good communication. Mississippi’s congressional delegation during a visit to Capitol They were divided into smaller groups in order to problem-solve Hill. and achieve common goals. “It’s refreshing to watch these future leaders in action,” said

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Above left: Victoria works with other students to identify leadership skills within her group. Above right: Jayde must trust his group members to complete the task during this team-building exercise. Above (from left): Jayde, Richard, Allie, Rep. Scott DeLano, Victoria and Rep. Patricia Willis.

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LINEMAN Appreciation Day Every year, we take the time to thank the extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Coast Electric linemen maintain 6,900 miles of line in our service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend on our entire staff to keep Coast Electric running smoothly, but on April 18, we will honor all lineworkers who often find themselves in dangerous and challenging situations, so our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day. These brave men repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our co-op would not thrive. No matter the time—day or night, weekday or weekend—if the lights go out, so do they. Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket trucks in howling winds and torrential rains or in the middle of the night. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is restored to every member in our co-op community. In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, linemen are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county or state is in need after a major outage occurs. Our lineworkers are brave, committed and critical to our success. We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers—both locally and around the world—that light our lives. Remember, your power works because they do!

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Earth Day is celebrated nationally every April 22. But at Coast Electric, we celebrate Earth Day every day! From recycling, community clean-ups and hazardous waste collection days to energy conservation and sustainability practices and programs, Coast Electric is committed to keeping our Earth and environment healthy and happy. Come by any of our offices during the month of April and celebrate with us! Each office will be custom decorated by your local member service representatives who will be handing out fun, fashionable and educational giveaways to members of all ages (so bring the kids). Don’t miss out on your chance to win our highly-coveted “Earth Wagon” filled with energy-saving devices and goodies. If you are a member who takes advantage of our Time of Use rate – or if you would like to sign up for this money-saving rate – you can register to win this amazing Earth Day wagon valued at over $200. We think celebrating our environment is a bright idea and hope you will join us during the month of April to learn how to celebrate Earth Day every day.

Five easy ways to celebrate Earth Day every day 1. Conserve water by taking showers instead of baths. 2. Turn off all lights when you leave a room. 3. Bring your reusable bags to the market and other stores when shopping. 4. Sign up for our Time of Use (TOU) rate. You will use less energy and can save! Sign up in April and you could win a prize. (Current members on TOU are also eligible.) 5. Considering solar? Let us help you determine what is best for your home. Visit www.coastepa.com/renewable-energy for more information.

Energy Fairs We hope you will join us for our 2017 Energy Fairs! Our energy efficiency experts are always available to help you determine how you can use less energy and save money at your homes and businesses, but we set aside the days listed below to offer a comprehensive showcase of all of the programs and services available to you. You will learn about our Time of Use rate, cooperative solar program, Comfort Advantage home program and so much more. Stop by and let us be your source for energy savings.

 Biloxi Energy Fair Coast Electric office on Cedar Lake Rd.

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• Photos may be either color or black and white, print or digital. • Digital photos should be high-resolution JPG files. Please do not use photoediting software to adjust colors or tones. (We prefer to do it ourselves, if necessary, according to our printer’s standards.) • Please do not send a photo with the date appearing on the image. • Photos must be accompanied by identifying information: photographer’s name, address, phone and electric power association (if applicable). Include the name(s) of any recognizable people or places in the picture. • Prints will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We cannot, however, guarantee their safe return through the mail.

How to submit photos Attach digital photos to your email message and send to news@ecm.coop. If submitting more than one photo, please attach all photos to only one email message, if possible. Or, mail prints or a photo CD to Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300. Question? Contact Debbie Stringer, editor, at 601-605-8610 or email news@ecm.coop. Photographers whose photos are published are entered in a $200 cash prize drawing in December.

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are dedicated to their young members A group of 83 high school juniors from across Mississippi gathered in Jackson for the annual Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop Feb. 22-24. The hands-on workshop brings these students together from schools across the state to participate in team-building exercises, meet their legislators, tour the state Capitol and hear words of encouragement from government and business leaders and motivational speakers. “Our program is an intensive learning experience where we develop their leadership skills while having fun and making connections,“ said Ron Stewart, senior vice president of the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi. “We help students build communication and problem-solving skills.” The workshop offered the young people an opportunity to interact with other students likewise interested in fulfilling a leadership position and serving their community. Stewart ALCORN COUNTY ELECTRIC Carter Chandler, Corinth * Katie Beth Newcomb, Corinth CENTRAL ELECTRIC Cheyenne Ferguson, Union Jackson Hickman, Brandon Jayasri Mitch, Walnut Grove Alexia Smith, Carthage Gracey Wilcher, Carthage COAST ELECTRIC Allie Estorge, Gulfport Victoria Feazelle, Diamondhead Richard Springer, Biloxi Jayde Toncrey, Biloxi DIXIE ELECTRIC Jess Cooley, Laurel * Kameron Flowers, Ellisville EAST MISS. ELECTRIC Libba Dudley, Scooba LaTrell Hatten, Stonewall Ashley Higginbotham, Preston Cody Ingram, Lauderdale Jamal Kelly, Louisville Bonnie May, Collinsville Nazm Rahat, Meridian Milisen Tvarkunas, Meridian ZaColby Smith, Meridian

4-COUNTY ELECTRIC Charlie Brand, Maben Tyler Dickerson, Starkville Noah Methvin, Starkville MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC Konnor Battle, Jayess * Nick Brumfield, Bouge Chitto Abby Griffin, Meadville Precious Thompson, Magnolia

NATCHEZ TRACE ELECTRIC Ry Warren, Pontotoc * Anna Claire Watkins, Calhoun City

emphasized the program is built around the cooperative philosophy: working together to accomplish goals. During a luncheon at the Old Capitol Inn, Gov. Phil Bryant encouraged the students to stay in Mississippi and work together to maintain a quality place to live and work. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, in a speech to the group, encouraged the students to set goals and work hard to achieve them. “We challenge the young people to discover strategies for becoming effective leaders in their schools and communities. At the workshop, they learn from public servants and inspirational speakers. In the end, we encourage the participants to return home, energized and prepared to make a difference in the lives of others.” The students earned the expense-paid trip to the workshop in a competitive selection process sponsored by their local electric cooperative.

Aggie Doddridge, Olive Branch Mackenzie Dodds, Nesbit * Sarah Flowers, Olive Branch Kelly Holt, Olive Branch Bailey Jones, Byhalia Kailey Nixon, Byhalia Rahmon Rutherford, Holly Springs Adam Stone, Olive Branch Amber Terry, Olive Branch Caden Walker, Byhalia PEARL RIVER VALLEY ELECTRIC Kori Miles, Columbia Ally Ratliff, Hattiesburg

NORTH EAST MISS. ELECTRIC Eli Abel, Oxford Annemarie Fetter, Etta Jacob Harrill, Waterford Mary Clark Hayward, Oxford Hogan Linzy, Oxford Aubrey Kate Merrell, Oxford NORTHCENTRAL ELECTRIC Zac Bobbitt, Olive Branch Charlie Brinkley, Hernando Chris Brown, Olive Branch * Matthew Carlile, Olive Branch

PONTOTOC ELECTRIC Lauren Heath, Randolph Caitlin McCormick, Bruce SINGING RIVER ELECTRIC Austin Baldwin, Ocean Springs Kenley Cochran, Beaumont J. Noah Moran, Ocean Springs* Morgan Rich, Moss Point

SOUTHERN PINE ELECTRIC MaKenzie Downs, Brandon* John Mark Huff, Brandon* SOUTHWEST MISS. ELECTRIC Morgan Baskin, Natchez Ke’Shawn Brinkley, Roxie Donavan Leonard, Fayette TALLAHATCHIE VALLEY ELECTRIC Seth Barnett, Courtland Lillian Francis, Batesville Christine Gibson, Water Valley Justin Gammill, Pope Justin Hudson, Sardis Tyler Reed, Courtland Justice Taylor, Como

TOMBIGBEE ELECTRIC Jessica Barrett, Plantersville Owen Bennett, Fulton Logan Bishop, Saltillo Martavious Fells, Shannon John Taylor McFerrin, Mantachie Brady Hood, Marietta Hanna Hussey, Mooreville TWIN COUNTY ELECTRIC Carsen Mansour, Greenville McKenzie McDavid, Greenville* YAZOO VALLEY ELECTRIC Devin Ammons, Bentonia Sarah Elizabeth Hardy, Bentonia Qwinnetta Stokes, Pickens

* Leadership Finalists Spirit Award °• Friendship Award

Chris Brown wins Leadership Award Chris Brown, sponsored by Northcentral Electric Power Association, accepts the Youth Leadership Award from Ron Stewart, senior vice president of the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi. A junior at Olive Branch High School, Chris has served as the class president and section leader for band. He is a member of the chess team, Interact Club and president for youth activites at his church. He lives in Olive Branch with his parents, Neal and Ellen Brown. Chris will serve a one-year term as Mississippi’s representative on the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship. During the award ceremony, Chris also won the spirit award. Carter Chandler, of Alcorn County Electric, and Jess Cooley, of Dixie Electric, were recognized at the workshop. They received leadership awards and a $500 scholarship.

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Supertunias make fine landscape, container choices ow is the time to start planting annual color for summer. If I could plant only one group of annuals, it would have to be the Supertunias, as I can’t do without these flowering beauties. For the past several years, I have watched and written about these fantastic garden performers. Whether used as spreading plants in the landscape or as container and hanging basket plants, Supertunias have performed well in Mississippi. I have come to have a couple of favorites: Vista Bubblegum and Pretty Much Picasso. Vista Bubblegum is so reliable that it was chosen as a Mississippi Medallion winner in 2012. Its flowers are clear, bright pink, and they have performed well in Mississippi gardens. These vigorous plants will typically have a 3foot spread and Southern can be up to 2 Gardening feet tall. This size makes them perby Dr. Gary Bachman fect for mass planting in the landscape bed to create a pink ground cover. Vista Bubblegum is also a good choice for containers and hanging baskets where the flowering branches and shoots can cascade over the edge. In 2016, I planted a single Vista Bubblegum for ground cover under my citrus trees growing in 25-gallon containers. By the end of summer, the plants had a 5-foot spread and were crawling around my landscape. This year, I’m growing a new Supertunia, Daybreak Charm, under my citrus trees. This selection has vibrant, sunshine-yellow flowers with watermelon-pink margins on the petals. Though the flowers are a little smaller than the Vista Bubblegum, the number produced on the densely branched plants will be stunning. The other of my absolute favorite Supertunias is Pretty Much Picasso. The flowers on this selection are outstanding with unique, fuchsia petals and limegreen edges that seem to blend into the

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Supertunia Royal Velvet, above, combines perfectly with Supertunia Honey for a beautiful hanging basket. Vista Bubblegum supertunias, left, can be mass planted to create a pink ground cover. The light pink of Bubblegum supertunias blends well with Vista Fuchsia supertunias and Color Spires salvia. The flowers on the Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso, lower left, are unique, with fuchsia petals and limegreen edges that seem to blend into the foliage. Photos: MSU Extension/Gary Bachman

foliage. There are a couple of other selections in the Picasso family—Picasso in Blue and Picasso in Pink. Both have performed well in my Ocean Springs garden and landscape. Supertunias are also fantastic in hanging baskets, and there are at last count about 40 different colors and sizes to choose from. Think about how many combination baskets you could make with this number. Perhaps my favorite combo basket is

Supertunia Royal Velvet with Supertunia Honey. Royal Velvet is definitely a royal purple fit for a queen, and Supertunia Honey has flowers that are a blend of the orange, yellow and warm colors of the setting sun. Supertunias are heavy feeders, so keep nutrition at consistent levels to maintain continuous flowering. Weekly feedings with a water-soluble fertilizer work well. If you want to save a little time in the landscape, it works just as well to apply

a controlled-release fertilizer every four to six weeks. Always plant in full sun for the best flowering and growth. Keep the soil or potting medium consistently moist. If you allow the plants to dry out and start to wilt, they will stop flowering for up to a couple of weeks. Watering is especially important when growing Supertunias in containers, as these dry our much faster than those planted in the ground. Early morning watering helps keep the soil moist. On the hottest days, you may need to water containers and hanging baskets again in the afternoon. This is where having a drip irrigation system is very useful. So find a place in your landscape for these beauties, and prepare for seasonlong color. Dr. Gary Bachman is an associate Extension and research professor of horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. He is also host of “Southern Gardening” radio and TV programs.


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“The Taylor Swift Experience,” through Aug. 13, Cleveland. Videos, interactive experiences, performance outfits, more. Admission. Grammy Museum Mississippi. Details: 662441-0100; GrammyMuseumMS.org. The Marksmen Quartet in Concert, April 6, Newton. Bluegrass gospel; 7 p.m. Love offering. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 4442 Newton-Conehatta Road. Details: 601-8962249. Possum Town Quilt Guild Meeting, April 8, Columbus. All quilters welcomed; 9:30 a.m. Guild meets second Saturday monthly. Rosenweig Art Center, lower level. Details: PossumTownQuilters.blogspot.com. Bancorp South Fourth Annual Touch a Truck, April 8, Laurel. Children explore all types of vehicles and equipment; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission. Laurel-Jones County Library parking lot. Details: 601-433-3255; LaurelMainStreet.com. International Migratory Bird Day, April 14, Holly Springs. Bird walk, presentations, bird-banding demo, more; 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Admission; reservations. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Details: 662-252-1155; StrawberryPlains.Audubon.org. Olive Branch Old Towne Easter, April 15, Olive Branch. Photos with Easter Bunny, games, prizes, music, booths, more. Olive Branch City Hall parking lot. Details: 662-8930888. Lower Delta Talks: “Delta Hot Tamales,” April 18, Rolling Fork. Presenter: Anne Martin; 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-6261; LowerDelta.org. Author Event: Larry Allen McCluney Jr., April 20, Greenwood. Author of “Yazoo Pass Expedition: A Union Thrust into the Delta” speaks; 5:30 p.m. TurnRow Book Co. Details: 662-453-5995. Pascagoula Run, April 22, Pascagoula. ACAaffiliated 12.5-mile race for paddle craft on Pascagoula River; begins Little River Marina. Admission. Also, Paddlepalooza Twilight Paddle on Krebs Lake April 21, 5-9 p.m. Details: 228-938-2356; CityofPascagoula.com.

79th Annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage, April 21-23, Holly Springs. Tours of historic homes, churches, museums, depot and Hillcrest Cemetery, plus special events. Admission. Details: 662-551-0076; HollySpringsPilgrimage.com. 7th Annual Cruise for St. Jude, April 22, Lucedale. Arts, crafts, motorcycle ride, car/truck/bike show, Kids Zone, food, more. George County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-5082202; Facebook: Blacktop Posse MC. 37th Alcorn State University Jazz Festival, April 22, Vicksburg. Featuring NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis; performances by university, college, H.S. jazz ensembles; workshops. Evening concert 7 p.m. Free. Vicksburg Convention Center. Details: 601-877-6602, 866-822-6338; Alcorn.edu/jazzfest. Garden with the Arts, April 22, Olive Branch. Earth Day event with local artists painting, art exhibit, garden demos, arts/crafts, kids craft garden workshop, more. Rain date May 6. Wesson House. Details: 901-619-0261; obarts.com. Spring Fling Antique Car Show and 5K Run, April 22, Pass Christian. Music, food, items for sale; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Details: 228-669-7119, 228-234-3444. DeSoto County Earth Day Celebration, April 22, Hernando. Exhibits, kids’ activities, Smokey Bear, Reggie the Reading Raccoon, farmers market, more; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hernando Courthouse Square. Details: 662469-8000; DeSotoCountyMS.gov. Rocky Springs Church Homecoming, April 23, Rocky Springs (Claiborne County). Worship service 11 a.m., potluck dinner. Rocky Springs Band to perform. Rocky Springs Church, 10158 Old Port Gibson Road. Details: 228-255-7083. Spring Mid-South Wedding and Bridal School Show, April 23, Olive Branch. Seminars, vendors, entertainment, fashion show, games, music, more; 1-5 p.m. Admission. Whispering Woods Hotel and Convention Center. Details: 901-368-6782; MidSouthWeddingShow.com.

Jeff and Sheri Easter and Brandon Andrews in Concert, April 23, Summit. Adams United Methodist Church; 6 p.m. Details: 601-551-1489; BrandonAndrewsMusic.com. Southaven Annual Springfest, April 25-29, Southaven. Carnival midway, entertainment, barbecue championship, more. Admission. Snowden Grove Park. Details: 662-890-7275; Southaven.org. Pontotoc Spring Art Gala, April 28, Pontotoc. Live music, food, art unveiling, auction, giveaway; 6 p.m. Admission. Pontotoc Community House. Details: 662-419-9593; Facebook: Pontotoc Art Guild Spring Gala 2017. 48th Annual Natchez Trace Festival, April 28-29, Koscuisko. Friday night entertainment, food, Moomba; Saturday crafts, food, Repeat St./Junk Alley, car show, 5K run, 5K walk/fun run, Moomba, entertainment. Details: 662289-2981; kosytrace.com. Mini Maker Faire, April 28-30, Meridian. Makers share their hobbies, experiments, projects, more. Free admission. Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum. Details: 601-6939905; Meridian.MakerFaire.com. 16th Annual 8-Mile Yard Sale, April 29, Greenwood Springs (Monroe County). Clothes, tools, food, flatbed and large-truck items, more; 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Details: 662-315-6955. 7th Annual Beautiful Feet 5K, April 29, Agricola. Benefits Uganda Missions; 8 a.m. Sanctioned by Little Red Hen Productions. Details: 601-947-7167. Star Spring Festival, April 29, Star. Car/truck/bike show benefitting American Cancer Society, 5K run/walk, kids fun run benefitting St. Jude’s, crafts, food, games, prizes, more. Details: 601-842-7947; StarSpringFestival.com. Rankin County Master Gardener Plant Sale, April 29, Brandon. Free admission; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rankin County Extension Service, 601 Marquette Road. Confederate Memorial Service and Picnic, April 30, Hernando. Sons of the Confederate

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Veterans event; 2 p.m. Free admission. Hernando Memorial Cemetery. Details: 662393-4448; bullfrogreb@aol.com. Barn Sale - Antiques & Collectibles, May 56, Purvis. More than 40 vendors with antiques, collectibles, advertising signs, glassware, railroad items, wagon wheels, cast iron, more; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parking fee. 4799 Old Hwy. 11. Details: 601-818-5886, 601-794-7462. Nature Photography Workshop, May 6, Picayune. Robert Smith presentation on flower photography with outdoor shooting session; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Admission; register by May 5. Crosby Arboretum. Details: 601-799-2311. Day in the Park, May 6, Morton. Bluz Boys Band, arts, crafts, local entertainment, kids’ activities, antique tractors, more. Admission. Farris Municipal Park. Details: 601-732-8609. Springfest, May 6, Monticello. Vendors, food, kids’ activities, gospel music by Calm Assurance, 5K run/walk, more. Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church, 8 Divide Road. Details: 601-757-9485. Pink Ribbon Fund Presents “The Tea,” May 6, Hattiesburg. Southern Oaks House and Gardens, 1246 Richburg Road; 2-4 p.m. Tickets $35 each, $350 for table of 10. Details: kayeray3@aol.com. Wildlife Photography Class: Bugs, Birds and Butterflies, May 6, Holly Springs. DSLR techniques; 9-10:30 a.m. Admission; registration required. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Details: 662-252-1155; mrrobinson@audubon.org. Northeast Mississippi Rose Society Rose Show, May 11, Tupelo. Membership not required to exhibit; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free admission and registration. Renasant Bank Atrium. Details: 662-489-1506. Celebrate Trains at the McComb Depot, May 13, McComb. Tours of steam locomotive, refrigerator car, 1883 office car, 1914 rail post office car, caboose, wrecking derrick and McComb Railroad Museum. Model trains, entertainment, food. Details: trainmaster@mcrrmuseum.com.

HOMESTEADERS GATHERING & TRADE DAYS Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, at Fulmer’s Farmstead, Richton, MS $25 before Workshops begin Friday at 9 a.m. Trade Days April 1 and continue Saturday morning. booths available • Canning on the farm • Old-time biscuit making • Blacksmith • Alpaca weaving projects Buy, sell or trade: $40 after • Work horse class antiques, collectibles, April 1 Registration and fee are required for the classes. Contact us at 601-964-8222 or fulmersgeneral@gmail.com for more information.

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celebrates 500-plus years of birthdays house include a By Nancy Jo Fashion calendar Maples clock that has been If walls inside in the house since the McIntosh 1930. Bedroom furhome could talk, nishings date back 130 years of stogenerations, and ries could be told. one bedroom has a This Greene rope bed. County house has The house was been inhabited by electrified in 1946; members of the a found receipt same family since from Singing River the late 1800s. Electric Power The home, Association shows located in the the $5 membership Vernal communifee. ty, recently was Frances recalled the site of a party the house’s first celebrating 500From left are Bernice McIntosh, Nancy McIntosh, George McIntosh, Carolyn McIntosh Johnson, Frances McIntosh Forsyth and Mae Nell Howell McIntosh. Below, the family’s electric appliance. plus years of birth- original Greene County house as it appeared prior to any remodeling and its current appearance. “It was a Crosley days. Five siblings “We buried him the same day he died refrigerator,” she said. “Prior to that we and a sister-in-law rejoiced in each being Frances Lenora McIntosh Forsyth, was because the doctor told our had an icebox and the ice man came born Nov. 5, 1930, and the last, Nancy more than 80 years old, totaling more mother if she didn’t, she around twice a week.” than 500 years of life experiences. More Willene McIntosh, on Feb. 15, would end up burying Electricity allowed them to get indoor 1937. George Edward than 150 friends and relatives attended Frances too,” Bernice plumbing and electric lights. Before elecMcIntosh was the February affair. recalled. “Frances also tric lights, they studied school lessons by born Feb. While today’s population has seen had pneumonia the glow of an oil lamp. 6, 1932. many people reach noteworthy birthand was taken to The home’s exterior also showcases He married days, the glorified feat that makes this a hospital history. The front lawn sports a magnoparticular family unique is that all enjoy Mae Nell lia tree that Alex McIntosh planted good health and are able to drive, attend Howell, before he left to serve in World War I. A church, care for themselves and care for daughter of running rose bush and jonquil patch Rance and Pearl younger loved ones. planted by ancestors still thrive in the The siblings’ grandparents, John and Howell from nearyard. And the road in front of the house Alice (Myers) McIntosh, built the home by George County. is believed to have been the route sometime before 1886. They passed it to She was born Feb. Andrew Jackson took from Mobile, Ala., 12, 1934, and was their son Alex McIntosh, who married to the Battle of New Orleans. Across the included in the siblings’ Malzia Eubanks in 1930. Alex was not road lies a private family cemetery dating birthday celebration. only born in the house but also died to 1853 and includes several war veterRachel Carolyn McIntosh there. The home is still inhabited by two ans’ graves. Johnson was born May 20, of Alex and Malzia’s daughters, Bernice The Old Place, as family members 1933, and Elenor Bernice McIntosh and Nancy McIntosh, who never marcall it, is not alone in the heritage it was born Oct. 28, 1934. ried. in Hattiesburg, where she holds; a few families hold on to someAll were born in the same room. All The walls within this home have seen stayed six weeks before getting well thing similar. Yet, these old places are received higher educations, and all gales and thunderstorms and have probecoming uncommon, and the excelled in their professions of law, edu- enough to come home.” tected the family through it all. The The home’s original design featured McIntosh family is to be commended cation and engineering. walls have heard prayers during years four rooms, two on each side of an open for saving their heritage and the walls These walls have also seen deaths. when toil and times were tough and hallway that was later enclosed. The that have seen them through life’s Remarkably, none of those deaths were praise when gratified with grace. front porch once included a small room events. infants or young children, albeit pneuThese walls have seen a number of Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached monia struck the McIntosh house in the for preachers visiting nearby Vernal births since the first one in 1886. All at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS late 1930s, claiming Alex’s life and leav- Presbyterian Church. five children of Alex and Malzia were Rockers on the front porch date to 39452 or via email at ing Malzia with five children ages 1 to 7 born in the house—the five honored at the 1930s, and artifacts throughout the nancyjomaples@aol.com. years. the 500-plus birthday party. The first,


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1. Shaffers Chapel Road, Lowndes County. Kenneth Gustine, Columbus; 4-County Electric member. 2. Log Cabin Hill, Choctaw County. Emily Tolley, Ackerman; 4-County Electric member. 3. Girl Dog and puppy Zeke on Old Vicksburg Road, Hinds County. Buzz Shoemaker, Madison; Central Electric member. 4. Tombigbee National Forest, Winston County. Darlene Bane, Louisville; East Mississippi Electric member. 5. Wilkinson County. Jonah Ellard, Kiln; Coast Electric member. 6. Tishomingo State Park. Evan Anderson, Pontotoc; Pontotoc Electric member. 7. Neshoba County. Linda Pendergrass, 4 Philadelphia; Central Electric member. 8. Suqualena Road, Lauderdale County. Mindy Bradley, Meridian; East Mississippi Electric member. 9. Shady Rest Lane, Monticello. Susan Rhymes Harvey, Monticello; Southern Pine Electric member. 10. Jefferson Davis County. Charles Lee, Pascagoula; Singing River Electric member.

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$14.97

12 VOLT, 10/2/50 AMP BATTERY CHARGER/ ENGINE STARTER

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Includes one 18V NiCd battery and charger.

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ITEM 69651 62868/62873 68239 shown

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$ 99

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$299

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9 PIECE FULLY POLISHED COMBINATION WRENCH SETS

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$ 99

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1 TON CAPACITY HEAVY DUTY FOLDABLE SHOP CRANE HAND TRUCK ITEM 69445/61858

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METRIC

$149

99

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99

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7 FT. 4" x 9 FT. 6" ALL PURPOSE WEATHER RESISTANT TARP

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ITEM 61523 shown 60395/62325/62493

SAE

2.5 HP, 21 GALLON, 125 PSI VERTICAL AIR COMPRESSOR

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$29.99

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1499 Compare

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$ 97

Limit 1 coupon per customer per day. Save 20% on any 1 item purchased. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or any of the following items or brands: Inside Track Club membership, Extended Service Plan, gift card, open box item, 3 day Parking Lot Sale item, compressors, floor jacks, saw mills, storage cabinets, chests or carts, trailers, trenchers, welders, Admiral, Bauer, CoverPro, Daytona, Earthquake, Hercules, Jupiter, Lynxx, Poulan, Predator, StormCat, Tailgator, Viking, Vulcan. Not valid on prior purchases. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 8/5/17.

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$1199

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3-1/2" SUPER BRIGHT NINE LED ALUMINUM FLASHLIGHT

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• 3-1/2 Pumps Lifts Most Vehicles • Weighs 34 lbs.

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How Does Harbor Freight Sell GREAT QUALITY Tools at the LOWEST Prices?

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99

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$5999

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$399

Not for highway use.

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PNEUMATIC ADJUSTABLE 26", 4 DRAWER ROLLER SEAT TOOL CART

12" SLIDING COMPOUND DOUBLE-BEVEL MITER SAW WITH LASER GUIDE

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ITEM 61969 61970/69684 shown

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$13499 $19999 Compare

• 300 lb. capacity

$

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$

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• 580 lb. capacity

149 $369.32 99

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10 FT. x 20 FT. PORTABLE CAR CANOPY

16 OZ. HAMMERS WITH FIBERGLASS HANDLE

ITEM 63054 69034 62858 shown

Customer Rating

99

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• 16 ft. lit, 22 ft. long

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3 PIECE TITANIUM NITRIDE COATED HIGH SPEED STEEL STEP BIT SET

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• Drill 28 Hole Sizes

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99

$9

2499 $55.82 Compare

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99 13 Compare

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$399

• 5400 lb. capacity

99 39 Compare

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9999

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$119

99

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$203.73

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12 VOLT, 150 PSI PORTABLE INFLATOR

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ITEM 61740 63109/4077 63152 shown

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$699

99

$5

13999

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$ 99

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SAVE 4-1/2" ANGLE GRINDER ITEM 69645 50% 60625 shown

$999

$39 $5999

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1500 WATT DUAL TEMPERATURE HEAT GUN (572°/1112°)

3 TON HEAVY DUTY STEEL JACK STANDS

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$8

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$1 7

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2199

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$28.83

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ITEM 61196 62392/69597 38846 shown Customer Rating

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99

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1499

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5

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MOVER'S DOLLY

• 1000 lb. capacity

ITEM 60497/93888 shown 61899/62399/63095/63096 63098/63097

Customer Rating

99

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YOUR CHOICE

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$14999 $17499

99 99 $3 149 Compare

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$

$119.99

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• 3-1/2 ton capacity

45 WATT SOLAR PANEL MECHANIC'S GLOVES ITEM 10 PIECE KIT SIZE ITEM 62443 68751 shown

$1 999

99 69 Compare

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SAVE $161

ITEM 60668/6530 shown

SUPER COUPON

SAVE $83

$

ITEM 61259 90764 shown

42" OFF-ROAD/ FARM JACK

ITEM 90018 shown 69595/60334 60603 shown

$7999

$49

32 PIECE SCREWDRIVER SET

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TON SUPER-WIDE TRI-FOLD 20 SHOP PRESS ALUMINUM LOADING RAMP ITEM 32879

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99

$60.95

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• 1500 lb. capacity

$11 9

99

ITEM 61914

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SUPER COUPON

SUPER COUPON $

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TRIPLE BALL TRAILER HITCH

Customer Rating

ITEM 61258 shown 61840/68146/61297/63476

Customer Rating

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$

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2500 LB. ELECTRIC WINCH WITH WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL

$59.97

• Versatile - 23 Combinations • Safe + Secure + Stable • Super Strong - Holds 300 lbs.

$1 9

Not for overhead lifting.

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SAVE $70

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11399

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99

$27

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ITEM 62656/62514 67646 shown

ITEM 60658/97711 shown

99

3499

ITEM 61888 68885 shown

WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF WELDING WIRE AND ACCESSORIES

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4

$899 $

3/8" x 14 FT. GRADE 43 17 FT. TYPE IA TOWING CHAIN MULTI-TASK LADDER

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$

170 AMP MIG/FLUX CORED WELDER

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$ 99

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4-1/4" grinding wheel included.

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ITEM 91616 shown 69087/60379

$29.97

ITEM 61613 Customer Rating 68221 shown

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SUPER COUPON

$14

ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW SHARPENER

8499

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99

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$

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CLAW

$205.99

SUPER COUPON

$

$6499

ITEM 69006 ITEM 47873 shown 69005/61262 60715/60714

$99 $12999 Compare

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• 176 lb. capacity

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99

ITEM 62289 61807 shown

TVS AT SCREEN HOLDS FL 70 INCHES TO P U

SAVE 29%

$8999

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Customer Rating

99 11 Compare

$31.46

TILTING FLAT PANEL TV MOUNT

ITEM 68862/63190 62896 shown

$34.95

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• Extends from 6 ft. to 8 ft. 10"

$699

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109

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99 $

ITEM 63056/63057 60405/63094 63150/61524 62322/90984 shown

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1.5 HP ELECTRIC POLE SAW

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900 PEAK/ 700 RUNNING WATTS 2 HP (63 CC) 2 CYCLE GAS GENERATOR

Customer Rating ITEM 93068 shown 61910/62447

$999

SAVE $269

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4 PIECE 1" x 15 FT. RATCHETING TIE DOWNS

SAVE 80%

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WIRELESS SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM

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99 $1 999 $99

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$339

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Use Coupons: In-Store, HarborFreight.com or 800-423-2567

SAVE 59%

SUPER COUPON

$7

99

9

$ 99 Compare $19.97

Customer Rating

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SUPER COUPON Includes hook, mirror, magnet accessories, and video-out cable.

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SAVE $145

SUPER COUPON

$5 999 $

69999

Compare $205.75

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